The Boston Celtics and Charlotte Hornets have made their sign-and-trade official. To the Celtics in the pact is All-NBA Third Team guard Kemba Walker. To the Hornets is promising backup point guard Terry Rozier who will finally get a full-time starting nod.
The Hornets will also acquire a protected second-round pick in 2020 while Boston acquires a standard second-round pick in 2020.
The C’s will acquire Walker on a four-year, $141 million deal while the Hornets add Rozier on a three-year, $58 million deal.
By swapping players via sign-and-trade, the Celtics were able to retain some flexibility in free agency. The decision also let the Hornets exceed the salary cap to bring Rozier into the mix.